hero of old Rome, famed for integrity and moral dignity; called “the Just,” 3.16, 87.
consul (282); served against Pyrrhus (280); ambassador to Pyrrhus to negotiate exchange of prisoners; Pyrrhus tried to gain his favour by appeals to his ambition, avarice, and fears—in vain, 1.38.
consul again (278), he sent back to Pyrrhus the traitor, 1.40; 3.86–87.
a rigorous censor (275); lived and died in poverty.
M. Tullius Cicero. De Officiis. With An English Translation. Walter Miller. Cambridge. Harvard University Press; Cambridge, Mass., London, England. 1913.
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